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Old 08-06-2015, 09:00 PM   #1
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Tire question

I am getting my pop up ready for the my first (and probably only) camping trip this year. I was checking the tire pressure and I noticed one of the tires has 3 or 4 small cracks in the sidewall. They aren't very big (about 1/2 inch long). Is the tire still okay to use?
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Old 08-06-2015, 09:20 PM   #2
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I will say no. The general rule of thumb is to replace tires after 5 years regardless of miles driven.

Cracks are not a good sign at all.

Sounds like you just need to get a couple new tires.

Enjoy your camping trip.

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Old 08-06-2015, 09:29 PM   #3
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what^^^^^he said
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Old 08-06-2015, 09:58 PM   #4
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Would my local RV dealer sell tires or do I need to go to a place that sells tires specifically? I'm kicking myself now for not checking them sooner.
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Old 08-06-2015, 10:05 PM   #5
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i would go to a tire shop.
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Old 08-06-2015, 10:16 PM   #6
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The only problem now is I don't own any jack stands. I'm wondering if I took my camper to my local Tire Warehouse if they would be able to take the tires off for me.
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Old 08-06-2015, 10:17 PM   #7
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pull it to the tire shop.
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Old 08-06-2015, 10:32 PM   #8
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Yes my local belle tire will change the tires right on the trailer.
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Old 08-06-2015, 10:38 PM   #9
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Thank you all for your help. I think I'll feel a lot safer with two new tires.
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If those tires are the original ones, you have been lucky. Replace them now.
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